Friday, August 31, 2012

Finish Up Friday: August Edition

If you're like many of our guild members, the kids are back in school and it's time to get back on a regular schedule. Ever since my son graduated high school a year ago, it perpetually feels like summer. But, there's something about back-to-school season that puts me in the mood to reorganize my time and ramp up my creativity. And this month, we have several members with some very inspiring projects!

A is for Adorable!
Amanda made these adorable "A is for Apple" mug rugs as end of summer gifts for her daughter's Children's Day Out teachers. Inspired by apple coasters in Kajsa Wikman's book, "Scandinavian Stitches", Amanda used scraps from a previous project, which when you think about it, makes this a freebie project! I love mug rugs and not only are they a great scrap project, I also think they make a great gift for those people you need to give "just a little something" to.

B is for Baby!
I love this baby quilt that Crys made. That solid aqua just makes everything pop! I'm seeing some Flea Market Fancy on the front and the back is Michael Miller's Backyard Baby. Crys used the curved lines in the fabric on the back as her guide for the quilting. Such smart thinking! I think her quilting adds so much to this quilt's modern flair.

C is for Color!
Robin says she had a lot of fun putting these color groupings together. The fabric is Alien Invasion by Amy Butler and the pattern was inspired by this turning corners table runner at Moda Bake Shop. This quilt was a gift for her first nephew, born August 14th of this year. Congratulations, Aunt Robin! And how fun, Robin is expecting her first baby and I'm betting these two little cousins will have a lot of fun together.

D is for Darn! I wish I thought of that!
In the guild, we often tease Agnes about being so awesome. But it's no joke, just check out these greeting cards she made with fabric! Wow, I love that vase in front of the window. And, this is another great idea for using up those tiny scraps.

E is for Egads!
Andrea is not only new to the guild, but she is also new to quilting. As in, THIS is her first quilt! Egads! If you're familiar with this Avalon pattern, you know it's not just a whip it together pattern. Andrea's done such an amazing job! The fabric is from Lotta Jansdotter's Echo line and I, for one,  can't wait to see what else Andrea creates.

F is for Fun!
We have a really fun group of women in our guild. Yesterday, while waiting for QuiltCon registration to begin, we were discussing our excitement and ideas for future projects on Facebook and just being ridiculous. If you're interested in quilting and want to be a part of this fun group think about joining our our guild. Check out the FAQ section on our main menu and feel free to email us with any additional questions you may have. We'll also be at the Oklahoma State Fair on September 23rd with quilts and guild information, so come on out and see us!


  1. Love it all....oh, and Agnes is awesome...those cards rock!

  2. The alphabet theme is hilarious! Love it!!! Everyone's stuff turned out so great. I hope y'all will bring them to a meeting so we can oooh and aaah over them. Agnes...what needle do you use on your cards??? :)


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